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Jobs to stay in Belco

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that it is looking forward to “continuing its relationship with the Belconnen community” after cancelling the tender for its headquarters project. The tender had opened the possibility for up to 4000 workers to be moved out of Belconnen to the city or Canberra Airport. Victory has been a [...]

Kitchen dilemma

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, Riotact, hoping someone among your community can offer some advice on this matter. Have just moved into a new house with an induction stove top. And NONE of our cookware is suitable! Is there any alternative to buying all new cookware?

Weapons seized in Red Hill

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has seized weapons following a search warrant in Red Hill on Friday (2 October). About 6:30pm, members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team conducted a search warrant under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900. During the execution of the warrant, police seized two replica double barrel shotguns, two replica handguns and a large prohibited [...]

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program HOST FAMILIES

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) was established in 1981 and it operates under an agreement between the Australian and Indonesian governments. It aims to provide wider opportunities for young people of Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other’s country. This year the city phase of the AIYEP [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Monash

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Barraclough Crescent and Ashley Drive, Monash, yesterday morning (Friday, 2 October). About 1:40am, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had presented at The Canberra Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. It is believed that a vehicle has [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Ivy & The Fox

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In May, I checked out the recently established Fox and Bow in Farrer; I was pretty excited by the super funky café and was in love with the whole concept. So much so that his has since been my top recommendation to friends looking for a new breakfast place. When I heard that the owners of [...]

Developer sought for Kingston arts hub

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has today called for development applications for the Kingston Arts Precinct, home to the Canberra Glassworks, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Bus Depot Markets. The four-hectare site sits between the Kingston Foreshore,...Show More Summary

Six must-try South Coast getaways

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You were thinking about doing some work in the garden this long weekend, weren’t you? Think again. It’s going to be sizzling hot at the South Coast and you could be lying on the beach at Broulee or by the infinity pool at Mollymook. With beaches like ours and weather like this you might [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (3rd October 2015)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 October 2015 at 7:00 am; ] Bargain hunters of Canberra, here are five of the top garage sales going on around the capital this weekend. There are a bunch more to check out on the allclassifieds website though, so make sure you check out the list before you head out on to trawl the trash and treasure. Saturday 3rd October 2015 39 Richmond Street, [...]

Wanniassa High School Year of 1990 School reunion

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 10 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] A reunion for all year 10 students and teachers of Wanniassa High School in 1990. The reunion is being held on Saturday 10 October, 6pm at the Tuggeranong Vikings Club in Erindale. If you are interested in attending please phone Naomi on 0423 987 955.

A look around Canberra – Giralang

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve lived in Canberra for nearly five years and I enjoy that doing these articles often takes me to suburbs I’ve never set foot in before, despite driving past the perimeter about a million times. Giralang is one of these suburbs. Located in the Belconnen region, Giralang is named after a word in the language of [...]

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] "The b@stard made me feel insecure, he's so good!" - Russell Morris (Australian music icon). Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]

Have your say: draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Belconnen Community Council had a very active role in facilitating community engagement in initial consultations on what should be in the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan. The eagerly awaited draft Master Plan has now been released and this again presents an important opportunity to have your say on issues you feel strongly about – [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Michael Connell

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since. Michael has won several comedy competitions such as the TREV Campus Comedy Competition, (an annual event which searches for the funniest university student), and the Melbourne Comedy [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra? (3 – 5 October)

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. ] This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka's freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the fifth annual Living...Show More Summary

Illegal trap kills platypus pair

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An illegal yabby trap has killed two platypuses in the Murrumbidgee River. The ACT Government is urging residents to report illegal traps to prevent incidents like this one last month. Illegal “Opera House” traps have caught and drowned air-breathing animals such as platypuses, turtles, native water rats and birds in the past. Regional Manager of National Parks and [...]

Operating with grace under fire: New book launched to help modern day leaders

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In today’s volatile, ever-changing, and hyper-connected world, we need leaders with cool heads, warm hearts and steady hands. We need leaders who can respond, rather than react. We need leaders who can make decisions from a place of wisdom and compassion, as opposed to the latest most urgent pressure point. Local businesswoman, Zoë Routh of Inner [...]

Housing project to revive Downer

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many years ago the suburb of Downer had a thriving shopping centre and a bustling school next door. All this became a distant memory when the school closed and with the rise of the nearby Dickson shops, the local shops went into slow decline. Eventually the school building was demolished. The situation could be about to change, [...]

How do you adjust to Canberra life after time overseas?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hanging out on the edge of rocks became a standard activity for me overseas. Rather than deal with Canberra winter I fled to spend the summer in Europe. I know, I know … winter’s not that bad, but as a former Queenslander I’ll always choose summer over the coldest months. After three months away, returning to the [...]

AFP dogs scour Novotel, Pavilion after ‘ransom request’

The Australian Federal Police Canine Team is engaged in two operations in Canberra hotels this afternoon in response to ransom requests. The Twitter account for ACT Policing reported that operations were underway at the Pavilion and Novotel hotels at around 2.30pm and added an hour later that police were responding to reports of “unsubstantiated ransom requests [...]

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